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Mahout in Action


Mahout in Action


$29.56


Summary”Mahout in Action” is a hands-on introduction to machine learning with Apache Mahout. Following real-world examples, the book presents practical use cases and then illustrates how Mahout can be applied to solve them. Includes a free audio- and video-enhanced ebook. About the TechnologyA computer system that learns and adapts as it collects data can be really powerful. Mahout, Apache’s open source machine learning project, captures the core algorithms of recommendation systems, classification, and clustering in ready-to-use, scalable libraries. With Mahout, you can immediately apply to your own projects the machine learning techniques that drive Amazon, Netflix, and others. About this BookThis book covers machine learning using Apache Mahout. Based on experience with real-world applications, it introduces practical use cases and illustrates how Mahout can be applied to solve them. It places particular focus on issues of scalability and how to apply these techniques against large data sets using the Apache Hadoop framework. This book is written for developers familiar with Java – no prior experience with Mahout is assumed. Owners of a Manning pBook purchased anywhere in the world can download a free eBook from manning.com at any time. They can do so multiple times and in any or all formats available (PDF, ePub or Kindle). To do so, customers must register their printed copy on Manning’s site by creating a user account and then following instructions printed on the pBook registration insert at the front of the book. What’s InsideUse group data to make individual recommendationsFind logical clusters within your dataFilter and refine with on-the-fly classificationFree audio and video extrasTable of ContentsMeet Apache MahoutPART 1 RECOMMENDATIONSIntroducing recommendersRepresenting recommender dataMaking recommendationsTaking recommenders to productionDistributing recommendation computationsPART 2 CLUSTERINGIntroduction to clusteringRepresenting dataClustering algorit

The Global Indie Author


The Global Indie Author


$9.99


Self-publishing has truly come into its own. Indie titles have captured up to 25% of the U.S. market, and the phenomenon has expanded globally, with success stories now found in Europe and as far away as India. But as the business has grown so too have the potential landmines, and authors who are best equipped to avoid the traps are those who are best informed. The Global Indie Author, 3rd Edition is the definitive guide to this growth industry, exposing its secrets, separating fact from fiction, and providing clear advice for implementing a successful self-publishing project. This edition has been completely updated to reflect developments in ebook technology and includes illustrated step-by-step instructions for building ePubs and Kindle books from your manuscript. Readers will also find tips for designing a print book in a word processor, and how to deal with quality issues with print on demand. The Global Indie Author covers all aspects of self-publishing including: * Book Structure * Manuscript Editing * Copyright and Registration * Copyright and Trademark Infringement * Libel, Obscenity, Hate Literature, Civil Liability * The ISBN System * Software * Manuscript Formatting for eBooks * HTML Editing * Cover and Interior Images * Building and Testing Kindle Books and ePubs * Print Production * Marketing * Distribution and Royalties * Payments and Withholding Tax * The Vanity Press Machine Praise for The Global Indie Author: “I have read many books about self-publishing and have to say how impressed I am with the incredible detail and research that went into putting this book together. Demers goes through virtually everything an author who wants to understand this world would need to know in order to make informed decisions. This tops my recommended list for anybody considering learning more about self-publishing in either print or ebook or both.” – Mark Lefebvre, Director, Self-Publishing and Author Relations, Kobo Writing Life “If you are self-pub
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